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HITE Family Reunion at Belle Grove Plantation

July 27 - July 29

$55.00

Hite Family Reunion

BELLE GROVE WELCOMES HITE FAMILY 

TO ITS TRIENNIAL REUNION

FRIDAY, JULY 27-SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2018

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FRIDAY, JULY 27
10 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Manor House Open for Guided Tours

11:30 a.m. National Park Service Program   Belle Grove Front Lawn

4:00-6:00 p.m. Manor House Open for Self-Guided Tours

2-6 p.m. Registration   Tent on West Side of Manor House

2-6 p.m. Genealogy Workshop with Richard Hite  Upstairs Offices

5:30-6:45 p.m. Welcome & BBQ Supper (reservation and tickets required)  Reunion Tent

7-8:30 p.m. History at Sunset program (free)- History and Walking Tour of the Bowman-Hite Farm (begin at Belle Grove and carpool to Bowman-Hite Farm)—Kyle Rothemich, Cultural Resource Manager, Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park

 

SATURDAY, JULY 28
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration   Tent on West Side of Manor House.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Manor House Open for Guided Tours

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Genealogy Workshop with Richard Hite   Upstairs Offices

9:00-9:15 a.m. Welcome, Charles Harbaugh IV, Mayor of Middletown and Kristen Laise, Belle Grove Executive Director   Reunion Tent

9:15-10:00 a.m. Talk about Jacob Hite (son of Jost)—Wayne Sulfridge, Belle Grove Docent

10:00-10:30 a.m. Talk on Shenandoah Valley Barns—John Adamson, Belle Grove Docent

10:45-11:15 a.m. Talk on Isaac Hite Jr.’s Sons—Richard Schoener, Belle Grove Docent

11:15 a.m.- noon Talk on Archaeology of Slave Quarter Sites at Belle Grove—Matthew Greer, Archeologist

11:30 a.m. National Park Service Program Belle Grove Front Lawn

Noon- Lunch on Your Own   List of restaurants to be provided

1-4 p.m. Hite Family Ancestral Homes open for touring  List to be confirmed

3:30 p.m.  Kneading in Silence: A Glimpse into the Life of the Hite’s Enslaved Cook Judah— Ranger Shannon Moeck, Cedar Creek, and Belle Grove National Historical Park

6:30-9:00 p.m. Reunion Banquet (reservation and tickets required)

Dinner Speaker Richard Hite, Hite Family Association Historian “Separating Fact from Fiction in Hite Family Legends” Lord Fairfax Community College Corron Center, Middletown

SUNDAY, July 29
9:30-10:30 a.m. Church Service   St. Thomas Chapel, Middletown

11 a.m. Family Portrait   Back Lawn

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Brunch (reservation and tickets required)   Reunion Tent

Noon Hite Family Association Business Meeting  Reunion Tent

1-5 p.m. Manor House Open for Guided Tours

2:30 p.m. National Park Service Program   Belle Grove Front Lawn

RICHARD HITE – Keynote Speaker

Richard Hite served as President of the Hite Family Association from 2003 until 2012.   Prior to that, he served as association historian and has resumed that role since the end of his last term as President.  Richard has coordinated the genealogy workshop at every Hite Family Reunion since 1985.

Professionally, Richard works as State Records Coordinator at the Rhode Island State Archives. He is also the author of three books, including Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact from Fiction in Family Legends, from which he has taken the title of his talk.

Stray Leaves Publisher Eric F. James Reviews Sustainable Genealogy

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Start:
July 27
End:
July 29
Cost:
$55.00
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Website:
http://bellegrove.org/calendar/hite_family_reunion

Venue

Belle Grove Plantation
336 Belle Grove Road
Middleton, VA 22645 United States
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Phone:
(540) 869-2028
Website:
http://bellegrove.org/about/history

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